Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Social Sciences - History and Citizenship, Geography (120 credits)

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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Social Sciences - History and Citizenship, Geography program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of freshman courses (in addition to the 120 credits for the program) for a total of 150 credits.

The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary Education Program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated program consists of academic studies, professional studies, and school-based practicum components. All of this is supported by studies in pedagogy, curriculum and educational foundations.

The Secondary Social Sciences - History and Citizenship, Geography program provides students with the learning opportunities needed to become proficient Social Science teachers with a strong knowledge base in History and Geography.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University for Quebec certification to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs," "Undergraduate Education Programs," and "Quebec Teacher Certification."

Freshman Program

Students normally complete 30 credits in their freshman (U0) year.

The freshman year is the time to take introductory level courses in a teachable subject area, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken within B.Ed. programs (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In addition, in consultation with the program adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. The list includes History, Geography and Religious Studies courses that may be used toward the academic component of the Secondary Social Sciences course requirements. Also included are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level.

EAPR 250 (3) Research Essay & Rhetoric
EDEM 220 (3) Contemporary Issues in Education
FRSL 101D1 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 101D2 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 207D1 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 207D2 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 211D1 (3) Oral and Written French 1
FRSL 211D2 (3) Oral and Written French 1
GEOG 200 (3) Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems
GEOG 205 (3) Global Change: Past, Present and Future
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
HIST 202 (3) Survey: Canada to 1867
HIST 203 (3) Survey: Canada since 1867
HIST 214 (3) Introduction to European History
HIST 215 (3) Modern European History
RELG 204 (3) Judaism, Christianity and Islam
RELG 207 (3) The Study of World Religions 1
RELG 252 (3) Hinduism and Buddhism

Required Courses (45 credits)

EDEC 201 (1) First Year Professional Seminar
EDEC 215 (0) English Language Requirement
EDEC 247 (3) Policy Issues in Quebec Education
EDEC 254 (1) Second Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 351 (2) Third Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 404 (3) Fourth Year Professional Seminar (Sec)
EDES 350 (3) Classroom Practices (Secondary)
EDFE 200 (2) First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary)
EDFE 254 (3) Second Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 351 (8) Third Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 451 (7) Fourth Field Experience (Secondary)
EDPE 300 (3) Educational Psychology
EDPE 304 (3) Measurement and Evaluation
EDPI 309 (3) Exceptional Students
EDPI 341 (3) Instruction in Inclusive Schools

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected as described below.

Multicultural Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 233 (3) First Nations and Inuit Education
EDEC 248 (3) Multicultural Education
EDEC 249 (3) Global Education and Social Justice

Philosophy of Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 260 (3) Philosophical Foundations
EDEC 261 (3) Philosophy of Catholic Education

Media, Technology, Computers and Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 262 (3) Media, Technology and Education
EDPT 200 (3) Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms
EDPT 204 (3) Educational Media 1

For students with a background in computers or other media applications in education, the following courses may be substituted for the above:

EDPT 341 (3) Instructional Programming 1
EDPT 420 (3) Media Literacy for Education

Secondary Teaching Methods - Social Sciences

6 credits:

EDES 334 (3) Teaching Secondary Social Studies 1
EDES 434 (3) Teaching Secondary Social Studies 2

Secondary Social Sciences - History and Citizenship, Geography Subject Area (54 credits)

Secondary Social Sciences - History and Citizenship, Geography students complete 54 credits selected in consultation with the program adviser with the following specifications:

36 credits of History and Citizenship courses

9 credits of "Required History" courses from the list

and

27 credits "Complementary History" distributed as follows:

6 - 9 credits in European History

6 - 9 credits in Asian, African, American, Latin American or Ancient History

12 credits at the 300- or 400-level of history courses on social history, gender history, identity, culture, religion and values, political life and institutions, conflict, wealth and poverty, science and health

(Students may consult the course lists for History programs offered by the Faculty of Arts for guidance on course choices.)

And

18 credits of Geography chosen for the "Geography" course list or chosen from the courses that comprise the B.A. Minor Concentration Geography program.

Required History

9 credits

*Note: Students select either HIST 303 or HIST 353.

HIST 202 (3) Survey: Canada to 1867
HIST 203 (3) Survey: Canada since 1867
HIST 303* (3) History of Quebec
HIST 353* (3) History of Montreal

Geography

18 credits from:

ENVR 202 (3) The Evolving Earth
GEOG 200 (3) Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems
GEOG 205 (3) Global Change: Past, Present and Future
GEOG 210 (3) Global Places and Peoples
GEOG 216 (3) Geography of the World Economy
GEOG 217 (3) Cities in the Modern World
GEOG 272 (3) Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 301 (3) Geography of Nunavut
GEOG 309 (3) Geography of Canada
GEOG 311 (3) Economic Geography
GEOG 331 (3) Urban Social Geography

Note: In consultation with the program adviser, students may choose their Geography courses from those that comprise the B.A. Minor Concentration Geography program.

Electives (6 credits)

6 credits

Faculty of Education—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)